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What are the different types of pharyngeal cancer?

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Throat cancer is a group of cancers that give you a tumor anywhere from your tonsils to your voice box. Pharyngeal cancer is one of the two main types of throat cancer. It includes:

  • Nasopharyngeal cancer : upper part of your throat behind the nose
  • Oropharyngeal cancer: middle of your throat, behind the mouth, including the base of the tongue, the tonsils, and the soft area behind the roof of your mouth
  • Hypopharyngeal cancer: bottom part of your throat, behind the voice box

From: What Is Throat Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Throat Cancer,” “GERD.”

The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, “Throat Cancer.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Throat Cancer,” “Throat or Larynx Cancer.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Head and Neck Cancers.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on February 22, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Throat Cancer,” “GERD.”

The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, “Throat Cancer.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Throat Cancer,” “Throat or Larynx Cancer.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Head and Neck Cancers.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on February 22, 2017

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